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Caye Caulker is a tiny island located off the coast of Belize, Central America, in the beautiful Caribbean Sea. It is perhaps not as well known as other "sun" destinations for the main reason that people who do discover it tend to keep it a secret so as not to increase its ever-growing popularity! For my part, it was my third time traveling to a sun destination: I had previously been to Havana, Cuba and to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, so Caye Caulker turned out to be a whole different experience. There are no cars on the island - let alone big resorts - so traveling to Caye Caulker truly lets you experience the quiet pace of life on a Caribbean island. After a few days, you'll notice that "Go Slow" no longer is just the island's motto, it's a state of mind!!

The island is about 5 miles long by 1 mile wide, and has a population of about 1,500 people. Tourism is Caye Caulker's main industry, and although it is slightly more expensive than most other destinations in Central America, you truly get your money's worth in terms of food, accommodations and activities. It is mostly known as a backpackers' paradise, and as such it attracts a fairly young crowd of visitors from all over the world who spend a few days on the island before moving on to another destination. Seeing them leave after 2-3 days, I couldn't help but feel incredibly lucky to be able to spend 10 whole days on the island to discover its attractions and friendly inhabitants, and I can only hope the following tips will do justice to this little piece of paradise on earth!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Plenty of activities to choose from but very relaxing at the same time
  • Cons:More expensive than most places in Central America
  • In a nutshell:UnBelizeable!!
  • Last visit to Caye Caulker: Feb 2011
  • Intro Updated Mar 14, 2011
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Nice page!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    We had a plan to cruise to here, but decided on Panama/Costa Rico. Now maybe should try another run at it. The scenery and nature look very attractive. Nice presentation

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Me again, coming back to have a look at your most recent Caye Caulker tips since March 25. Great idea to rent bicycles and get some exercise in the morning before it gets too hot. That's an interesting cemetery photo, too.

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    Great updates and mouth-watering photos!

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Back for another visit...I think when I was here the first time you hadn't finished up yet...GREAT restaurant tips Isa..and as usual you've got some great photos here..I like the look of your fav dish at the Rainbow!!YUM!

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Outstanding photos/detail of a choice spot. Thank you for a lovely tour. <(•¿•)>

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Herbal Tribe is under new managers--they are keeping the island theme while making a few changes to the interior and the menu items. Their website is: herbaltribe@vpweb.com we are going back the end of august and will try the dishes you enjoyed

  • lonniep's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    I cannot get to your full recipe of the rum punch? I have been to Caye Caulker too. Can you re-write it ? Thanks

  • Elisabcn's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2009 at 2:12 AM

    Not my kind of trip (except for the Mayan remains :D) but told by you seems the most exciting trip of the world :-)) By the pics I guess u tasted all kind of cocktails on the island :-))) Well done Isa!!

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    Apr 8, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Happy Holly Week!

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